Redevelopment Opportunity: Groton Heights School

Groton is soliciting proposals from qualified and experienced development teams that best serve local economic and community development interests.

The site, located at 244 Monument Street (property ID 168918412020 E), is owned by the Town of Groton and also located within the City of Groton political subdivision. The Groton Heights building is 27,185 sf and sits on 2.00 +/-acres or 87,019 sf. Groton has been active in the marketing and redevelopment process.

The site was formerly occupied by the former Groton Heights Elementary School (circa 1912 to 2007). Located in the Historic Groton Bank Neighborhood, the property is located adjacent to the Bill Memorial Library and historic Fort Griswold. Groton Heights’ main building was constructed in 1912 with the gymnasium following in 1962. The school most recently served grades 3-6 until it was closed in 2007. Prior to the brick structure, a wooden structure was built in 1888 called the “first district schoolhouse.” The original wooden school house also held Groton’s first library.  

Since its closing 11 years ago, this property is now ready for new life. Located just a block from Thames Street, Groton Heights has beautiful views of the Thames River. Thames River is home to the Thames River Heritage Taxi that provides service from Thames Street to Fort Trumbull and City Pier in New London. With Electric Boat announcing the hiring of thousands of employees over the next decade, Groton Heights offers a unique investment opportunity due to its proximity to Electric Boat.

The Groton Heights School Redevelopment Project’s primary objective is the planned and timely redevelopment of this property in a way that maximizes financial and community benefits. This 1912 property is unique given its proximity to the Fort Griswold Monument and location overlooking the Thames River. Groton desires for the property to realize its highest and best use and to contribute to Groton’s tax base.

Applicants are encouraged to view the “Groton Heights” project webpage.The webpage serves as the primary data source including project description, property card and map, public input information, photos, environmental conditions, environmental reports, floor plans, survey, and more. The RFP and Invitation to Bid can be found on the Town of Groton's Finance Department webpage. If there are any questions, please contact Paige Bronk, Town of Groton’s Economic and Community Development Manager at 860-448-4095 or pbronk@groton-ct.gov.

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Summary

  • 2.04 acres total
  • 1 building
  • 27,185 SF

Transportation

  • 3 minute drive to I-95
  • 10 minute drive to Amtrak
  • 3 minute drive to Electric Boat

Reuse Potential

  • Residential
  • Office
  • Other